Research and development

  •  08/02/2018

In 2016, research and development expenditures in Belgium amounted to 2.5% of gross domestic product. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, these expenditures must be increased to 3%.

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Research and development

gross domestic expenditure in percentage of GDP

//: average growth rates

Eurostat (2017), Intramural R&D expenditure (GERD) by sectors of performance [rd_e_gerdtot], (consulted on 24/11/2017).

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This indicator is also included in another database of the Federal Planning Bureau, additionally providing regional data for Belgium: the indicators of the innovation system.